Generic Product News

Published Online: Tuesday, June 18, 2013
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Metoclopramide Injection, USP
Marketed by: BD Rx Inc
Compare to: Reglan (Baxter Health Care Corp)
Indication: The FDA has approved metoclopramide injection, USP, the second product in BD RX Inc’s BD Simplist line of prefilled generic injectables. Metoclopramide injection USP is equivalent to Baxter Health Care Corp’s Reglan, and is indicated for relief of symptoms associated with acute and recurrent diabetic gastric stasis, prevention of vomiting associated with emetogenic cancer chemotherapy, and prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting where nasogastric suction is undesirable.
Dosage Form: Injection: 10 mg/2 mL prefilled single-use syringe
For More Information: www.bdrxinc.com



Levalbuterol Inhalation Solution, USP
Marketed by: Teva Pharmceuticals
Compare to: Xopenex HFA (Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc)
Indication: Teva Pharmaceuticals is pleased to announce the introduction and availability of levalbuterol inhalation solution USP. This product is AN rated and bioequivalent to Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc’s Xopenex Inhalation Solution. It is indicated for the treatment and prevention of bronchospasm in adults, adolescents, and children 6 years and older with reversible obstructive airway disease. It is available in 3 strengths, in vial sizes of 3 mL x 24.
Dosage Form: Inhalation Solution: 0.31 mg, 0.63 mg, and 1.25 mg
For More Information: www.TevaGenerics.com



Phenoxybenzamine Hydrochloride Capsules, USP
Marketed by: Prasco Laboratories
Compare to: Dibenzyline (WellSpring Pharmaceutical Corp)
Indication: Prasco Laboratories announced today that it has signed an exclusive distribution and supply agreement with WellSpring Pharmaceutical Corp for phenoxybenzamine hydrochloride capsules, USP. As part of the agreement, Prasco, LLC, is prepared to immediately market the authorized generic of Dibenzyline upon the first US, AB-rated entrant. The authorized generic will be marketed in the United States in 10-mg capsules under the Prasco label. The capsules are indicated for the treatment of pheochromocytoma, to control episodes of hypertension and sweating.
Dosage Form: Capsules: 10 mg
For More Information: www.prasco.com



Oxaprozin Caplets
Marketed by: Greenstone LLC
Compare to: DAYPRO (Pfizer Inc)
Indication: Greenstone LLC, a generic pharmaceutical subsidiary of Pfizer Inc, is pleased to announce the introduction of oxaprozin caplets to its generic pharmaceutical product line. It is equivalent to the innovator’s product, DAYPRO. It is indicated for the relief of signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. It is offered in dosage strength of 600 mg. To see the full prescribing information, visit http://www.greenstonellc.com/product-list.aspx.
Dosage Form: Caplets: 600 mg
For More Information: www.greenstonellc.com



Topotecan Injection
Marketed by: Teva Health Systems
Compare to: Topotecan Injection (Hospira, Inc)
Indication: Teva Health Systems announces the availability of topotecan injection, indicated for the treatment of small cell lung cancers in patients with chemotherapy-sensitive disease and in combination therapy with cisplatin for treatment of stage IVB, recurrent, or persistent carcinoma of the cervix.
Dosage Form: Single-dose vial: 1 mg/mL, 4 mL
For More Information: www.tevagenerics.com



Sodium Phenylbutyrate Powder
Marketed by: SigmaPharm Laboratories
Compare to: Buphenyl (Medicis)
Indication: SigmaPharm Laboratories has received FDA approval for sodium phenylbutyrate powder, a generic equivalent of Medicis’ Buphenyl powder. It is indicated as adjunctive therapy in chronic management of patients with Medicis involving deficiencies of carbamylphosphate synthetase, ornithine transarbamylase, or argininosuccinic acid synthetase in patients with neonatal-onset deficiency.
Dosage Form: Powder: 3g/teaspoonful
For More Information: www.sigmapharm.com



Rizatriptan Benzoate Tablets
Marketed by: Teva Pharmaceuticals
Compare to: Maxalt Tablets (Merck, Sharp & Dohme Corp)
Indication: Teva Pharmaceuticals announces the introduction and availability of rizatriptan benzoate tablets. The product is AB rated and equivalent to Merck, Sharp & Dohm Corp’s Maxalt tablets. It is indicated for the treatment of migraine with or without aura in adults and pediatric patients aged 6 to 17 years.
Dosage form: Tablets: 5 mg, 10 mg
For More Information: www.tevagenerics.com



Pioglitazone Hydrochloride and Metformin Hydrochloride Tablets
Marketed by: Aurobindo Pharma Limited
Compare to: Actoplus Met tablets (Takeda Global Research Development Center)
Indication: Aurobindo Pharma Limited received final approvals from the FDA to manufacture and market pioglitazone hydrochloride and metformin hydrochloride tablets. It is the generic equivalent of Takeda Inc’s Actoplus Met tablets and is indicated to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes.
Dosage form: Tablets: 15 mg/500 mg, 15 mg/850 mg
For More Information: www.aurobindo.com



Butalbital, Acetaminophen, and Caffeine Tablets, USP
Marketed by: Lannett Company, Inc
Compare to: Fioricet (Watson Pharma, Inc)
Indication: Lannett Company, Inc, has received FDA approval of its ANDA for butalbital (50 mg), acetaminophen (325 mg), and caffeine (40 mg) tablets, USP. It is indicated for the treatment of tension or muscle contraction headaches. It is contraindicated for patients with hypersensitivity or intolerance to product components as well as in patients with porphyria.
Dosage Form: Tablets: 50 mg/325 mg/40mg
For More Information: www.lannett.com



Alendronate Sodium Oral Solution 70 MG/75 ML
Marketed by: TAGI Pharma, Inc
Compare to: Fosamax (Merck & Co, Inc)
Indication: TAGI Pharma, Inc, a specialty pharmaceutical company and subsidiary of Precision Dose, Inc, has signed an exclusive agreement to market and sell alendronate sodium oral solution 70 mg/75 mL in the United States. It is an FDA-approved generic alternative to Merck & Co, Inc’s, Fosamax, and is indicated for the treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and as a treatment to increase bone mass in men with osteoporosis.
Dosage Form: Oral solution: 70 mg/75 mL
For More Information: www.tagipharma.com


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